Thursday, June 3, 2010

Where Will You Stand?

"For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth." Psalm 33:4

“Truth is timeless. Truth does not differ from on e age to another, from one people to another, from one geographical location to another. Men’s ideas may differ, men’s customs may change, men’s moral codes may vary, but the great all-prevailing Truth stands for time and eternity.”  From Peace With God by Billy Graham

By what standard do we want to measure our lives, behavior and thoughts? As Billy said, man’s standard will change and flex with every passing fancy. How can a secure stable life be built on that kind of standard?

I would rather stand on a mountain during an earthquake than stand on sandy soil. The mountain may rumble, but will stand firm in the turmoil. Sandy ground may be soft and comfortable, but it will swallow us up when the shaking comes. There is a term called liquefaction. It is demonstrated like this:

If you are walking on a beach of damp, firm, hard sand, you feel pretty secure – it feels solid. If you were to crouch down and pat that damp sand with the palm of your hand a few times, that solid sand would soon begin to look like jello. Because of the shaking, the water underneath has risen to the surface to destabilize the solidity of the sand.

Give me the solid rock of truth any day. I can rest on it, trust it, rely on it and not be moved. And even though it might me a rough road at times, God will help me stay true to the standard.


  1. You always provide good food for thought! I agree, I want to stand on solid ground. I'm thankful for salvation, and knowing that He takes care of us. Happy weekend:)

  2. Building our lives on the Solid Rock is SO important! We need do a daily check-up to make sure we've not hopped over to that shifting sand! Good post, Jan! Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Jan,
    Excellent!! The Hillsong song "The Stand" came to mind when I read this post.

    So I'll stand
    With arms high and heart abandoned
    In awe of the One who gave it all

    So I'll stand
    My soul Lord to You surrendered
    All I am is Yours

    Thanks! Keep standing on the Rock!

  4. Wow! This is cool. I would have chosen to come off the mountain in an earthquake for fear of being thrown off!

  5. I just loved this post Jan...I'm going to pull "Peace with God" off my shelf and read it again...for the hundredth time! LOL! I needed this have strengthened my faith and spinned me around, sending me in the right direction...firm in my faith!
    Bless you sister!